'''Koninklijke Philips N.V.''' ('''Royal Philips''', commonly known as '''Philips''') is a Netherlands|Dutch
diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam
with primary divisions focused in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven
in 1891 by Gerard Philips
and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 122,000 people across more than 60 countries.
Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle
(formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips Lighting. As of 2012 Philips was the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world measured by applicable revenues.
In 2013, the company announced the sale of the bulk of its remaining consumer electronics operations to Japan's...